Vacation day at MOHAI

The sky was dreary and it never seemed like it got light outside, but on the first Thursday of January we took advantage of Seattle's free museum day and headed over to MOHAI.  Byron was on vacation after New Year's and we made a family day of it.  None of us had been to the museum since it had moved to the restored Armory Building at South Lake Union.  Since moving, it's been revamped and refreshed, and has turned into a great place to hang out -- especially with a curious three year old.  I think we all learned a thing or two about our city and our state. 

There was so much to see and do we couldn't get to it all in the three hours we were there.  Definitely should return.  Might need to buy a membership.

The float plane hanging from the ceiling, the huge R from the Rainier Brewery, the Ivars clam, plus cool modern art throughout the main gallery kept all of us interested.  Wyatt especially liked running the logs through the saw mill -- over and over.

I especially enjoyed the current exhibit Drawn to Seattle, featuring the amazing sketches of Seattle Times sketcher Gabriel Campanario, as well as some pretty cool works by Seattle area street sketchers as well.  I have always wanted to learn to draw.  Now I'm really inspired.

We packed a picnic lunch, chased sea gulls and Canada geese on our way back to the car, and stopped in at Starbucks for a warm up on the way home.  The day turned out anything but dreary.


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